Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry
Since the first appearance of copyright in 1790 with the ‘statute of Queen Anne (1710)’, content creators are able to copyright their own content to disallow other use from members of social media platforms. This law encourages people to create content in their own unique way. Nowadays, aspiring content creators now have to be knowledgeable in the laws of copyright as copying a major piece of content can lead to legal implications.
So, what can you do?
-Content in the Public Domain can be copied and remixed
-Fair use acts as a defence for copyright
Copyright allows content creators to copy the ideas and concepts yet not the material expression. This notion is explored in the Nike v Rentmeester case. In this case Rentmeester sued Nike for resembling the ‘Air Jordan Jumpman Logo’
A detailed summary of this case is given in the audio below.
For further information on copyright watch the video below